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Muskie
post 20th March 2020 10:41
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In for some jobs:
Service (but not cambelt)
Compression test (just curious - she's on 97k)
New idle control valve
Oil leaks from dipstick and from rear of rocker cover
Air con regas
Repair fault with alarm and recode new key

Fingers crossed!
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dante giacosa
post 20th March 2020 13:07
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That's an interesting list, Muskie; I'd be interested to know what that costs. actually...

You got a specialist near you, you trust?

I'm in for an air-con investigation myself actually, today...
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Muskie
post 26th March 2020 11:39
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Thanks DG.
Still waiting for it to be finished. My local specialist just fits it in around other jobs, so I'm often without it for a couple of weeks. Might be a bit longer at the moment! I'll let you know when I get it back. thumbsup.gif How did you get on with your aircon?

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dante giacosa
post 26th March 2020 20:23
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Fair enough- fingers crossed then


well; thank you for asking, Muskie-

as it happens; the aircon is a bit of a saga.
Thanks to JeremyG's efforts; immediately after I got the car a few years ago, the system was pressurised, but still non-functional.
I thought about it a bit, and whilst fooling around under the bonnet trying to bring-in the radiator-fan, a couple of summers ago, I inadvertently brought in the A/C compressor a couple of times.

(note-to-self; the radiator fans speeds; are switched-negative / constant-positive)

This led me to believe the likely culprit was the pressure-switch. (as the compressor clutch clearly was able to engage with the belt)

One of the two joys of the 146.gif 145.gif A/C system is that;

a) it is NOT climate controlled; so there isn't any 'complex' electronics governing it's operation

b) as these cars are not turbocharged; there is masses of room under the bonnet to access all the pipework

However; In three years of ownership; I had yet to direct resources into significantly pursuing this issue.
Last week I did, and guess what; in the first instance; the condenser is holed.

I don't think that is the sole problem; but I am delighted to discover a distinguishable issue into which resources can be put to further the outcome that I want (working A/C).

However circumstances have overtaken us now; and so I will have to wait a period of time before the next episode.





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post 27th March 2020 11:19
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However; In three years of ownership; I had yet to direct resources into significantly pursuing this issue.
Last week I did, and guess what; in the first instance; the condenser is holed.

I don't think that is the sole problem; but I am delighted to discover a distinguishable issue into which resources can be put to further the outcome that I want (working A/C).

However circumstances have overtaken us now; and so I will have to wait a period of time before the next episode.


Ah, that's good - a starting point anyway. Hopefully, you'll be able to get to it before too long!

Leaving mine til next week now - hopefully they might have it finished, but I'm in no rush for it back.
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